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From Rody BigData <rodybigd...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Experimental Hadoop Cluster - Linux Windows machines
Date Sat, 01 Jun 2013 23:14:03 GMT
Hi Niels,

Thanks for the reply and explanation. When the CPU doesn't support 64 bit ,
does CentOS fail ? Is there any work around or it is a show stopper?

Thanks,
Rody


On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Niels Basjes <Niels@basjes.nl> wrote:

> I've installed CentOS on several different types of old (originally
> Windows XP)  Dell desktops for the last 4 years (i.e. desktops as old as 7
> years ago) and so far installing CentOS was as easy as booting from the
> installation CD/DVD and doing "next, next, finish".
>
> The only thing that you may run into is that the specific cpu really
> doesn't support 64bit.
> You'll get an error very early in the installation process.
>
> Niels
> On Jun 1, 2013 10:10 PM, "Rody BigData" <rodybigdata@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> So what is the procedure for installing CentOS on a Windows XP machines (
>> want to format XP ) . Is it a complicated procedure? Some kind of drivers
>> and issues, is it common to expect ?
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Marco Shaw <marco.shaw@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> If you're running XP, be aware of the others suggesting 64-bit.  That
>>> depends on the exact proc you're running.
>>>
>>> You sort of need to break this down into first determining how to get
>>> Linux on your systems.
>>>
>>> RHEL is pretty costly for a test, unless you've got that covered.  Go
>>> with CentOS for a proof of concept.
>>>
>>> Get that covered first, then move on to determining how to get Hadoop on
>>> them.
>>>
>>> Marco
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Jun 1, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Rody BigData <rodybigdata@gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I have some old ( not very old - each of 4GB RAM with a decent
>>>> processor etc., and working fine till now ) Dell Windows XP machines and
>>>> want to convert them to a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for a Hadoop
>>>> cluster for my experimental purposes.
>>>>
>>>> Can you give me some suggestions on how to proceed on this plan? My
>>>> initial plan is to target 4 to 5 machines.
>>>>
>>>> Does the hardware on which Windows XP machine is based supports RHEL?
>>>>
>>>> Are there any other drivers or software should we install before
>>>> installing RHEL on this machines?
>>>>
>>>> How easy/difficult is this, if some one like a Linux Systems
>>>> Administrator is involved in this?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>

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